Once I finally figured out how to install the app on my Roku I saw every minute of the DNC convention. It was really nice to have it short and to the point and I think, for the first time out, they did a good job of putting it together. Someone is going to figure out how to fix the awkward places with people standing there waiting to be cut or waiving to a non-existent audience. The huge Zoom room was pretty neat. If they could have rolled those screens like panning an audience and had hundreds rather than 20 it would have been amazing. I think they will expand on that and make it bigger and make it work better. And having 10 seconds of every state and eligible convention nominating group was wonderful. And kicking off with Stephen and ending with John and Common was just wonderful.
I may try to watch some of the RNC just to compare. No doubt they are scrambling today to insert some of the successful things they saw over the past 4 days.
Watching something like a convention with which I completely agree is so fulfilling, such a nice feeling, so hopeful. And so dangerous. I remember when Hillary was introduced with her film. It was a great story. She was a compelling person. I believed. But she didn't win by enough.
I'm frankly more than a little tired of hearing about the tragedy of Joe. I think they bang that drum way too much. But the stories of his calling, his reaching out, his giving out the cell number, his going to funerals. Those stories are gold and there are so many of them it is hard to think that any of them might be a manufactured emotion, a conscious effort to leverage the moment. I have no doubt that President Biden will be an excellent solution to the huge problem we've created in this country. It will be interesting when he's in the position that President Ford was in after Nixon. That of pardoning his predecessor.
To his credit, Trump was impeached because he recognized before anyone else did that Biden was his biggest threat. I'll give him that. If nothing else Trump knows who are his most dangerous enemies.
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